Team and Advisors
Team Introduction
Our team has decades of collective experience investing successfully in blockchain technology startups. Sheesha Finance Founder, Saeed Al Darmaki, started his career at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in October 2009 as an Operations Specialist. Then, from May 2013, he became a Fixed Income & Treasury Specialist.
In January 2017, Saeed co-founded Alphabit, an actively-managed cryptocurrency and digital asset investment fund. Following Alphabit’s success, from June 2018, Saeed focussed exclusively on the crypto/blockchain industry.
As Alphabit’s Managing Director, Saeed’s market knowledge enables him to provide guidance and mentorship to founders on all facets of blockchain finance and business development.
As Chairman at eGovern, a UAE-based company, Saeed has worked with governments and corporations to assist them in identifying, designing and implementing blockchain solutions that meet their pressing challenges and digital transformation needs.
In 2021, Saeed took up the role of Managing Director for the MENA region with Casper Labs, with a mandate to provide enterprise-grade blockchain solutions that keep up with growing demand.
The Sheesha Finance advisory board includes:
  • founding partner of Galaxy Digital and CEO of NFT.com, David Namdar
  • CEO at StakeHound, Albert Castellana
  • serial investor and industry pioneer, Hartej Sawney
  • crypto investor and CEO of Transform Group, Michael Terpin
  • founder of Arabs in Blockchain, Eman Harawy
  • founder and CEO of Beyond Enterprises, Brad Yasar, and
  • many others
Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki
Jei Rahman - Chief Investment Officer
Jei has a wealth of experience in traditional finance spanning almost 15 years from the financial capital of London. He majored in aerospace engineering, which allowed him to establish a great technical footing and grounding to enter the world of finance. The early part of his career was focused on asset liability modeling for both pension and insurance funds focusing on capital adequacy before slowly transitioning towards financial modeling. This led to working closely with tier 1 investment banks and asset management firms to de-couple their existing equity models from other dependent data vendors.
Jei is a firm believer that blockchain technology has the ability to revolutionize traditional financial markets in many ways bringing transparency, efficiency and most importantly lowering the barriers to entry for the unbanked. He looks forward to helping Sheesha Finance grow a diversified pipeline of blockchain projects by partnering with the best protocol foundations, VCs and partners that are well regarded in this space. His aim is to bring traditional investment processes and methodologies when assessing projects to invest in. He is passionate about investing in blockchain projects of tomorrow that will pave the gateway for mainstream adoption in both DeFi and NFT space.
Nathan Cooper - Chief Program Officer
Nathan is the Chief Program Officer at Sheesha Finance with over 15 years of experience as a leader in technology projects in finance. He has worked on projects with a combined worth of over $500m across Europe, Middle East, Asia and US. After becoming frustrated by the inefficiencies in traditional finance, he developed a passion for blockchain technology and the limitless possibilities it has to enhance people’s lives. Having worked in the UAE for ten years, Nathan was drawn to the passion of the community that the UAE culture showed him and the willingness to adopt new ideas and technology into their lives. Nathan strives to create a world where everyone at every level can be part of DeFi in a frictionless, accessible and safe way and Sheesha Finance provides him the ideal canvas to bring his vision to life.
Mina Vucinic - Operations Director
Mina brings six years of leadership experience in a virtual operating organisation with focus on project management, internal communications as well as analysing and providing innovative solutions for organisational processes, strategies and structures to Sheesha Finance. She has proven herself to own several projects simultaneously, from start to finish, with great attention to detail and successfully. She has the ability to identify and develop talent while being sensitive to diversity and experience working with multicultural teams. Working in the crypto industry since 2016, Mina has a great passion for DeFi and she believes that it's the only hope to revolutionize the traditional finance sector which will cover all the negative features of the traditional banking system.
Sagar Bansal - Social Media Manager
Sagar brings seven years of experience creating, developing and implementing marketing strategies, concepts, company branding and design. Sagar is a motivated and thriving professional in marketing and began his career in blockchain in 2017 by working with crypto projects as a community manager. He has since worked for marketing agencies and helped several ICOs as a marketing advisor for their projects. Before joining Sheesha Finance, Sagar served as the Growth Manager for CityMall and helped several blockchain projects as a social media marketing and community moderator. Sagar brings years of experience and skills running multiple campaigns and implementing strategies to Sheesha Finance. He will be utilizing his experience and skillset to make Sheesha Finance the best DeFi project ever.
Maximiliam Jonsson - Investment Researcher
Max has been involved in the crypto space since 2016 when he started investing and researching crypto projects. Since then, he developed a passion and a tool set for finding what makes a project successful. Being involved in the research on crypto projects for a long time, Max is specialized in identifying the potential red flags attached to a project. Max is playing his key role in helping Sheesha Finance to build a highly profitable portfolio with a lower risk level.
Anupa Oshan - Graphic Designer
Anupa is an experienced designer with more than six years of experience in visual communication, brand identity and print media. Anupa has gained extensive experience while working with several leading advertising agencies in Sri Lanka in print and advertising, serving major brands, organizations and projects. At Sheesha, he is focused on creating a unique brand image through the power of his creativity and designs.
Advisors
David Namdar
David is the CEO of NFT.com and a General Partner at Coral Capital. He is an experienced investor and entrepreneur and was a founding partner of Galaxy Digital and SolidX Partners, digital asset-focused financial services firms. He has over 15 years of international business and financial market experience and has been involved in strategy, business development, and advisory of dozens of companies, and investment in 100s of companies and decentralized currencies. He has investment expertise in decentralized currencies, venture capital, private and public equities, derivatives and foreign currencies on a global basis. In addition, he has significant expertise across digital assets, blockchain technology, and FinTech among other emerging and breakthrough technologies. He previously was with Millennium Management and UBS Hong Kong. David has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Albert Castellana
Albert Castellana is a serial entrepreneur with a background in Computer Science that has been in the cryptocurrency space since 2013.
Since then, Albert has been an advocate and participated in multiple high-profile crypto projects as well as advised institutions such as the Catalan Government on how to use blockchain technology and how to treat digital assets.
Albert is the co-founder and CEO at StakeHound, the first institutional-grade liquid staking solution that aims to create a bridge between any staking protocols and DeFi.
He is also a board member at Olyseum, a social media monetization platform for celebrities, and the Catalan Blockchain Center, a subsidiary of the Catalan Chamber of Commerce.
Albert co-founded the NEM.io Foundation, BadgerDAO and Whalecrate; lead product at RadixDLT and advised multiple ICO projects.
Michael Terpin
Michael Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, the leading advisory and PR firm for the blockchain industry, with more than 300 clients in the sector since 2013, including Abra, Augur, Bancor, Ethereum, Golem, ICX, Kraken, Maidsafe, Neo, OKEx, Radix, Ripple, Qtum, Telos and Tether. Terpin also owns a blockchain accelerator in Hamilton, Bermuda, Transform Studios, Ltd., and is a managing director in Transform Ventures, which invests and advises companies in the DeFi and NFT sector, and a partner in DeFi Studio, a venture foundry. He has also advised leading companies in the DeFi and NFT sectors, including Bridge Mutual, Butterfly Protocol, KingSwap, Launchpool, RAIR, Royale Finance, Upland, WAX, and Yield.App.
Terpin is also co-founder and chairman of Aspire, a leading digital asset creation platform, which has grown in under six months to a $50 million market cap across its platform tokens ASP and GASP. Aspire allows for quick, inexpensive creation of full token ecosystems, including unlimited NFTs, with unparalleled speed, security, and negligible gas fees.
Terpin co-founded BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, in May 2013, which has expanded to 15 city chapters. He is also a general partner in Tradery Capital, an algorithmic trading fund for digital assets, and an LP and senior advisor to Alphabit Fund, a leading international digital currency fund.
Additionally, Terpin is chairman and co-founder of Content Syndicate, a collection of vertical market newswires, including Blockchain Wire. Previously, Terpin founded Marketwire (now Globe Newswire), one of the world’s largest company newswires, which was acquired in 2006, later sold to NASDAQ for $200 million, and ultimately to Intrado Digital Media, a division of Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO). He also co-founded Direct IPO, one of the earliest equity crowdfunding companies, in 1996.
Terpin’s first PR firm, The Terpin Group, represented many of the early Internet leaders, including America Online, Earthlink, Match.com, and The Motley Fool. The Terpin Group was sold in 2000 to Financial Dynamics, now part of FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN). Terpin holds an MFA from SUNY at Buffalo and a dual BA in journalism and English from Syracuse University, where he serves on the board of advisors at the top-ranked Newhouse School of Public Communications. Terpin lives with his wife, Maxine, and two dogs in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he received the first Act 22 tax decree granted to a blockchain industry investor. He also co-founded the Caribbean Blockchain Association with industry leaders Gabriel Abed and Roger Ver.
Hartej Sawhney
Hartej is a crypto investor, advisor, and operator, with a strong knowledge of blockchain engineering, blockchain security, decentralized finance (DeFi), and NFTs.
As an industry pioneer, Sawhney has played a key role in elevating standards in the digital asset ecosystem and introducing products and services that set the industry benchmark for security, transparency, and compliance. His efforts have been recognized as paving the way for the ongoing institutionalization of the industry.
Brad Yasar
Brad Yasar is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 30 years. Brad is currently the Founder and CEO of Beyond Enterprises, offering strategic and technical leadership, advisory, and support capabilities to projects in all blockchain implementation and development stages.
Brad is also the co-founder of Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC) with over 5 Billion dollars allocated to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. Brad has also participated in dozens of successful crowd sales, which have raised billions from 100,000s of investors since 2016.
Passionate about where the worlds of technology and marketing collide, Brad is frequently invited to speak at events related to entrepreneurship, angel investing, and business strategy.
Ben Clarke
Ben has a background in Finance and over 20 years of Real Estate investing experience before entering the digital world. He first discovered Bitcoin in 2013, co-founder of BlockMatrix Capital, an investment firm deploying capital in over 20 blockchain-related projects between 2016–2019. Ben founded A195 Capital a private capital firm focused on blockchain-related technology with a focus to expand a global portfolio. He has advised several early-stage projects and currently advises Casper Labs. Prior notable investments include Polkadot, ICON, WAN Chain, EOS, Chainlink, OMG, Quant Network, Trust Token, Kyber Network, Arweave, and UniLend.
Nabeel Quadri
Mr. Nabeel Qadri is the Managing Partner of Protocol Ventures and Protocol Ventures Quant, two digital asset hedge funds based in San Francisco, CA totaling ~$100M in AUM.
Before Protocol, Mr. Qadri was a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) investment banker at Evercore Partners in New York, NY, where he advised on $20 billion+ in completed transactions.
Nabeel received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (top five nationally ranked programs) where he graduated top 1% of his class.
Dominic Longman
An internationally experienced financial services leader with an accomplished track record in both start-up and institutional entities, who has, for the past 6 years, been investigating the geo-political implications of blockchain technology on the financial infrastructure. Having co-founded Trustology (a digital asset custodian) whilst at Consensys, having been CEO of Koine (Middle East) and with 20 years of financial services experience, Dom brings insight from both the traditional and new worlds of finance.
James Bowater
City AM’s Crypto Insider
Founder & Editor-at-large of Crypto AM
Crypto AM launched nearly three years ago within London’s renowned financial newspaper City AM.
The plan was to help showcase new frontier technologies like AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technology and tokenisation to the traditional finance readership. Over time, this platform has broadened to include decentralised finance (DeFi), digital assets and the internet of things (IoT).
James and City AM have expanded the offering as CryptoAM.io to move content online while printing presses respond to Covid-19 restrictions. With the growth of audience and content, Crypto AM is expanding the team including Darren Parkin as day to day Editor, launching Crypto AM Quarterly (magazine) and the Crypto AM Power Lists of the industry’s leading figures.
Crypto AM is far more than just a newspaper section or website. James has travelled the world meeting the industry at large and has built a global following and community with the WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal platforms as well as a large number of events pre-Covid including the highly regarded inaugural Crypto AM Awards 2020, attended by the Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Crypto AM DeFi & Digital Inclusion Summit and Crypto AM City of London Roundtable together with the Awards 2021 are scheduled for September 2021
James Duchenne
James has a passion is to build and commercialize modern businesses. This has defined my professional path over the past decade and will shape my foreseeable future. After over a decade of building businesses in Australia, the USA, Asia, Africa, James now runs his family investment company. They focus on seed-stage venture capital investments and wealth management (hedge fund). James loves the bond he has created with his team from around the world, those running our VC platform service, our software engineers, administrators to our trading specialists.
James was an early adopter of bitcoin (2013), previously represented a governmental body to the US for venture funds, and sits on various advisory boards. The legacy he lives for is to add more value to society than he takes in return, to be driven by gratitude, and to live a happy life.
Jean-Paul Tarud-Kuborn
Chairman of Deca4 Blockchain Advisory and GACB
Former Ambassador of Chile to the United Arab Emirates, GCC and Pakistan. Former Dean of the UAE Diplomatic Corps.
Born in Dubai on December 5th, 1976, he has accumulated over 26 years living in the UAE.
Aside from an extensive diplomatic career where the UAE President, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, conferred him with the Zayed Order of Independence (First Class), the highest medal given to a foreigner in the UAE, for his contribution to the Nation, Ambassador Tarud-Kuborn’s background is in fact Finance and FinTech. He was involved in several IPOs in the Silicon Valley during the advent of the Internet in the late 90s, then in the development in Real Estate FinTech applications in early 2000s, and after retiring from Diplomacy in 2018, he rejoined the FinTech world with the creation of Deca4, one of the very first companies in the world to focus on Security Token Offerings, Asset Tokenization and compliant DeFi. He is currently also on various advisory boards of government entities and academia.
EDUCATION:
• MBA from the Paris Business School (ESCP), France
• Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business from the University of Canberra, Australia
• B. Comm. In Management, major in Political Sciences from the University of Canberra, Australia
LANGUAGES:
Spanish (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (intermediate), Romanian (Intermediate), Arabic (basic)
Mohammed Mahfoudh
Mohammed is an entrepreneur/angel investor with extensive work experience in the startup ecosystem. Mohammed has started this journey from college where he set up his first startup during his studies in Austin, TX, with an exit to IBM. After that, he joined a government in UAE, and the corporate world in UAE and other countries, working in organizations such as PWC and SAP. He then went again to set up the first cloud-based real estate software in UAE in 2000 and continued in the journey of startups since then, with few breaks in between taking managerial roles in some companies. Mohammed has worked in technology, real estate, healthcare, aviation, and manufacturing, mostly from an IT/Technology perspective but also in managerial roles.
He is currently the founder and CEO of Deca4 Advisory, a consultancy firm providing services to companies around the world to help them in raising funds using blockchain and tokenization.
Vineet Budki
Vineet is a Tech Entrepreneur building a presence in the Blockchain & Crypto Space through Advisory & Investments in technologies that are changing the Financial, Data, Gaming & NFT spaces.
Currently, he is Partner at Phoenix VC which has invested in game-changing Blockchain projects like Casper, Nodle, Paid Network, Lauunchpool, Bondly, Poolz, and 30+ other projects. In his past life, he has run 3 successful startups across multiple geographies like China, UAE, Singapore & India.
Sasha Antropov
Sasha Antropov is an experienced business development professional previously holding a C-level role in an IT & deep tech company where he helped grow to 60+. Having an entrepreneurial mindset he joined an early-stage deep tech startup as a Partner and helped bring the right team members on board and advised on the fundraising activities.
He first entered crypto in early 2016 and since then has been an advisor to a number of blockchain projects with a primary focus on helping them with strategic relationships and partnerships. Currently, he is a partner and co-founder at Chain Adoption, an active advisor of Casper Labs and AML Bot.
Mardo Soo
Mardo is a visionary and entrepreneur, with extensive experience in growth hacking, he likes to scale things up. He founded and runs the leading blockchain licensing firm Consulting24 in Estonia. Consulting24 is the fastest-growing consultancy company in Estonia by volume and has obtained over 300 crypto licenses.
He is also an active investor in early-stage DeFi projects being built on Binance Chain, likes of $JUL and $Bscx.
Jamil B. Marmarchi
Jamil brings a unique mix of investment banking, asset management and hands-on operating experience. He began his training at Merrill Lynch International Bank in London in 1993. As a fully registered FSA and Series 7&3 Financial Advisor and having worked both in equity and fixed income sales and strategy, Jamil was selected as one of the founding members of the Merrill Lynch Investment Advisory Group (IAG) in 1996. The Group managed middle market clients (quasi institutional) with over US$5 billion under management and Jamil was responsible for the Fixed Income and Private Equity strategy for the portfolio. In 1998 Jamil was appointed head of the Group reporting directly to the regional manager and supported the roll-out of the IAG across Merrill’s offices in New York, Dubai and Singapore. In 2000, Jamil managed his own independent client’s portfolio and became the youngest banker at the time to make Merrill Lynch’s prestigious Chairman’s Club advising on over US$ 1.5 billion in assets. Having allocated capital to the entire spectrum of investment products and services, Jamil began taking a special interest in venture capital and private equity — alternatives.
In 2003 after leaving Merrill Lynch, he independently managed and advised a successful monetization of US$ 1.5 billion of US real estate assets for a Middle Eastern client, while establishing a new telecom venture. Kulacom Broadband Investment Company was founded and Jamil operating out of Dubai, UAE attracted a leading telecom management and operating team and secured private funding from the MENA region as well as a JV partnership with one of the world’s leading broadband operators, SK Telecom out of Seoul, S. Korea. In 2009, both the Jordanian Telecom Authority and Korea’s Telecom Commission recognized Kulacom’s network in Amman Jordan as the world’s leading fully independent wireless broadband network.
Together with SK Telecom, Kulacom established a full-fledged engineering office in Bahrain to support its regional expansion. Kulacom rolled out networks in Amman, Istanbul and Athens. This was a true VC success story in a highly regulated market in the region.
After selling his position to the majority shareholders of Kulacom, Jamil established IMA Venture an investment management and advisory business, advising investment offices globally on venture-backed technology investing for both strategic and absolute return strategies. This has led to Jamil also working with multiple Venture Capital firms and technology companies on their growth strategies. He has built partnerships with a vast network of VCs, Executives and Entrepreneurs that provide real-time information, research analysis and investment in sector, stage and geography agnostic opportunities. Jamil has also successfully introduced technology companies into different markets and supported them with strategy, partnership and funding. To date, IMA has advised on over $2B worth of transactions and is actively working with Governments and institutions on their digital asset and tokenization strategy.
Jamil is a registered investment advisor with the FCA in the UK.
Christopher Arnold
Managing Director, Morgan Creek Capital
Chris brings a rare combination of experience and insight to his firm, associates, and close colleagues involved in blockchain, cryptocurrency and related projects. With twenty-five years of experience in the financial industry including seven years in research, data, and analytics, Chris has experienced first-hand the power that technological innovation can bring to finance. He shares the vision that DLT, cryptocurrency, and DeFi will replace legacy financial processes, while also understanding the infrastructure, regulatory and cultural hurdles that will need to be effectively navigated.
Chris started his career in the mid-80s’ at Xerox Corporation and then at Sharp Electronics, in both sales and marketing management roles. He went on to build a mid-sized office products company in New England, which he sold to a multinational corporation in the mid-90s’. He then shifted his focus to financial data and analytics, joining Thomson Reuters, now Rifinitiv, where he managed the global major accounts team representing the firm’s largest clients including global banks, asset managers and hedge funds.
Starting in the mid-2000s, Chris jumped to the “buy-side” working for firms including AB (Alliance Bernstein), Bank of NY Mellon and Windham Capital Management. For the past ten years, Chris’s focus has been on alternative investments, including distressed equity and debt, quant-equity, private and venture equity and hedge funds. During this time Chris has developed a deep ecosystem of institutional clients, family offices and wealth managers. Currently at Morgan Creek Capital, Chris helped spearhead the marketing effort promoting blockchain and crypto investments beginning in 2018. After raising over $135 million in digital assets venture investments, Chris and the Morgan Creek team are preparing to launch a third fund, while working directly with various individual projects.
Chris now spends time between Boston and New York with his wife of thirty-two years and their dog Rudy, after raising three children on the coastline of Massachusetts. He is an avid skier, motorcycle enthusiast, reader of science fiction and music aficionado.
Manmeet Singh
Manmeet runs Blockseed Ventures which invests in firms that build on blockchain technologies to transform traditional industries. His investments include crypto-mining, blockchain infrastructure, fintech, supply-chain, mobility and healthcare solutions amongst others. He was previously the CFO & CIO of Emurgo (the commercial and venture arm of Cardano). Manmeet concurrently holds positions as Vice-Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, Founding Member of Blockchain for Europe, Advisory Board Member at Bloq as well as EIR at several of the accelerators run by SOSV-The Accelerator VC.
Eman Herawy
Eman Herawy is a Devcon scholar Alumni at Ethereum Foundation and was selected as one of the top ten scholars Devcon scholar program in Osaka 2019. Herawy is a blockchain mentor and reviewer at Udacity, a blockchain full stack developer, Ambassador for ConsenSys Quorum and Status Network, and holds a professional master’s degree in cloud computing networks from Cairo university.
Additionally, She is deeply involved in the blockchain community, and in late 2020, she has founded (العرب × بلوكتشين Arabs in blockchain). It is an open community to empower the Arab world in blockchain through organizing events, mentorship programs and increasing the Arabic content in blockchain.
Harly Zappino
Harly Zappino is a Founder and Partner of Neo Legal specialising in Blockchain Technology, Crypto Currency, Corporate Advisory, and Financial Services.
Harly’s understanding of the law surrounding Cryptocurrency and Blockchain is second to none in Australia and is highly comprehensive in relation to international crypto and blockchain laws.
As well as the law Harly is a Cryptocurrency and Blockchain consultant often advising on a client’s business model, their technology architecture, its implementation and execution.
Harly is a highly accomplished token economist that has established successful, complex and sustainable models for his clients, mathematically ensuring short term and long term sustainability.
A significant advantage Harly holds in the cryptocurrency space, particularly the legal department, is that he has hands on experience. He has developed products and their architecture, managed the operations, established marketing channels and implemented the relevant legal framework. This has allowed Harly to provide superior legal advice as he has the ability to question potential oversights a business has made on a legal level as well as an operational level.
By way of background Harly initially entered the cryptocurrency space in 2015 mining Bitcoin on his graphics card. He has since helped to establish multiple crypto currencies, Centralised Exchanges, Decentralized Exchanges, Non-Fungible Token Projects and other miscellaneous blockchain projects on both a national and global scale.
Harly also specialises in Corporate Law and Advisory. He has advised international and Australian companies on reverse takeovers, Initial Public Offerings, mergers and acquisitions.
Harly had lead and managed the first IPO in the world to accept Crypto Currency as consideration.
James Bernard
James started his career working for several leading international trading organizations as a commodities and financial derivatives trader in London where he developed his passion for global trading. He then went on to incorporate his own company investing in the production and trading of physical commodities and derivatives.
In 2006 he joined (DMCC) Dubai Multi Commodities Centre as associate director of commodities, heading up various initiatives for the group as well as developing derivatives futures contracts for DGCX. In 2009 he was appointed director of business development, leading the next stage of growth for the DMCC Free Zone, which to date has over 20,000 companies in its central Dubai location.
In his next role as head of corporate sales he helped successfully take DMCC onto achieve unprecedented growth and to develop it into the multi award winning Free Zone it is today. In 2020 he was appointed as DMCC’s regional representative of Europe. As an experienced special economic zone professional he continues to work and advise on the development of the Middle East business ecosystem across multiple sectors.
As one of the founding members of the Dubai Global Blockchain Council and the DMCC Blockchain Innovation Group he has led DMCC’s blockchain and crypto initiatives since 2015, developing early proof of concepts across various sectors including the provenance of diamonds, the transfer of property titles along with various other blockchain projects.
Today he continues to drive the development of the DMCC Crypto ecosystem ‘Crypto Centre’ and to assist in the continuous growth of Dubai as a global Blockchain and crypto hub, working closely with various private and government stakeholders and contributing to the implementation and continuous development of Crypto Asset regulations.
He is a regular contributor to various business and industry publications and advisor to a number of different startups and scaleups across multiple sectors.
Peter Bergstrom
Peter Bergstrom has over 25 years senior level experience publishing games that has resulted in more than $1B in revenues on the Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo and PC platforms.
In 2014 he entered the crypto/blockchain industry by joining the US Bitcoin Foundation, where he became an honorary lifetime member There he was an active evangelist and fundraiser for, at that time, the beginnings of the global Crypto movement. He also started Singapore based BitBlock Ventures where he has provided advice regarding blockchain architecture and tokenomic structure, as well as, spearheading cryptocurrency fundraising projects raising more than $100M for his clients. They include Terra Virtua, where he is also co-founder and for Game Credits, Paycent, Reward Int’l, CommerceBlock, Big Data Block, and others. Peter has a BA and an MBA in finance, marketing and international business from BYU and Stanford.
For the last several years, Peter has combined his successful game industry experience with his leading edge crypto/blockchain experience to specifically focus on investing in and building Play-to-Earn games for the emerging web3 metaverse. He is currently providing expertise and fundraising support to a dozen next-gen P2E (Play-to-Earn) and C2E (Create-to-Earn) projects developed by AAA experienced game development teams.
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